There was no significant change in the maximal oxygen uptake for either the experimental or the control group from the pre-test to the post-test. Five blood chemistry measures were unable to predict the post-maximal oxygen uptake scores using the procedure of stepwise regression. An examination of the blood chemistry profiles indicated that sports anemia did not occur. The factorial breakdown was unable to produce any significant insight into the changes in hemoglobin concentration and oxygen consumption. Heme-iron supplementation was unable to override the regulatory system of the body and allow the hemoglobin level to become elevated.
Author keywords: oxygen uptake, hemoglobin supplementation, females
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